Over the weekend, memcached 1.4.3 was released, as well, the memcached.org website has a new face! This includes a lot of great features including SASL authentication! Not to mention, libmemcached as of last week (Thanks Trond!) added support for SASL. Dustin added support in spymemcached (Java client) several weeks ago as well. For more info, I wrote up an article on <href='http://blog.northscale.com/northscale-blog/2009/11/sasl-memcached-now-available.html'>http://blog.northscale.com</a> about how to set up memcached to utilize SASL.